The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The opening is for a Health Technician (Prosthetics) in Manchester, New Hampshire Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!
Health Technician (Prosthetics) – Manchester, New Hampshire
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 8118Start Date: 10/11/2018End Date: 10/17/2018
IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR THIS POSITION AT THE GS-6 LEVEL: You must possess 1 year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-5 level in the Federal service, that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA’s) needed to successfully perform the duties of the position and that is typically in or related to this Health Technician position to be filled. Positions in this series range widely in type and include support duties to medical or health personnel such as audiologists, speech pathologists, medical officers, and optometrists. Therefore, technician experience is experience that required application of the knowledge, methods, and techniques of the position to be filled. Specialized experience for the position includes: Fitting, repairing, and fabricating certain orthotic appliances such as elbow and ankle supports, neck collars, prosthetic socks and sheaths; instructing patients and/or caregivers on the proper use and fit of devices; reading orthotic prescriptions; and identifying and palpating anatomical landmarks and surface anatomy appropriate to specific orthotic devices. This experience must be supported by your resume to be creditable.
You must have successfully completed one-half year (9 semester hours) of graduate level education that is directly related to the specialization of the position to be filled. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)
You must possess equivalent combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and specialized experience to meet total qualification requirements at the GS-6 level. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED) ~AND~
In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), No person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. You must be proficient in basic written and spoken English in order to meet the requirements of this position. A Quality Ranking Factor* has been requested by the facility to help determine which of the basically qualified applicants are likely to be better qualified for a position. The quality ranking factor for this position is: “Do you possess Board of Orthotic Certification (BOC) or American Board of Certification in Orthotics (ABC)?” *Quality Ranking Factors are skills, knowledge, abilities, or other worker characteristics which could be expected to result in superior performance on the job. Quality ranking factors will not be used for screening, but may be used as ranking criteria. Applicants with higher proficiency levels may rank above those with lower proficiency levels on a quality ranking factor. You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
Computer SkillsOral CommunicationQuality Ranking FactorTechnical Competence IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
If you’d like to submit a resume or apply for this position, please contact Premier Veterans at firstname.lastname@example.org. All are free to apply!